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Search underway for man in Lake George

Search underway for man in Lake George

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LAKE GEORGE — Emergency personnel are looking for a man who was reported missing in the water in Lake George.

According to a State Police news release, one swimmer was pulled from the water and he was transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

A second person has not been located and is the subject of the search near Antigua Resort along Route 9L on the eastern shore of Lake George.

Police said the two men were boating in the area of Plum Point.

At least five rescue boats were spotted in the water at around 6 p.m. near the resort. State Police, as well as rescue crews from the Queensbury and Lake George fire departments, were parked at the resort.

Crews on scene either declined to comment or had no information about the missing man or the rescue operation.

Warren County Undersheriff Terry Comeau was on scene but said State Police were leading the operation, and he had no information about the ongoing rescue operation. A dive team from the Sheriff’s Office was launched about a half-mile from where State Police were located.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 3:30 p.m. of a man who was missing from a rented pontoon boat in the vicinity of Million Dollar Beach, according to police radio transmissions.

Rescue crews were stationed at the boat launch just past Million Dollar Beach.

Various departments including from Lake George and the Lake George Park Commission have responded. Water rescue teams from State Police, Corinth, Queensbury and Lake George fire departments are assisting in the search.

Conditions on the lake were relatively calm Wednesday following Tuesday’s tropical storm that moved through the region.

The water temperature at nearby Warner Bay was 81 degrees and the sun set at about 8:10 p.m.

According to NewsChannel13, The Post-Star’s news gathering partner, search crews left the scene at about 8:30 p.m.

Check back to poststar.com for updates.

Chad Arnold is a reporter for The Post-Star covering the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Follow him on Twitter @ChadGArnold.

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